SCUBAswim2 is a SWIM SKILLS & WATER SAFETY PROGRAM - BASIC swim & water safety skills for those with fundamental swim skills
- Ideal for recreational scuba diver course participants who want to strengthen fundamental swim skills and gain more comfort & confidence in water
- Format: Two 2-hour swim skills clinics and agreement to practice skills independently beyond participation in this program
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Is SCUBAswim2 for you?
- Prerequisite: A sports physical is required before beginning SCUBAswim2 (a "sports physical" is an exam performed by the participants chosen physician)

- Participants at this level have fundamental breath control skills, are able to completely submerge entire body, can float and swim 25 meters continuously

- Participants must bring their own pair of swim goggles & wear a one-piece bathing suit (women), jammers or swim trunks (men), rashguard/sun shirt ok
- Participants should be in good health. Consult with your health care provider before registering in this fast-paced program
- In order to show progress, participants agree to practice on their own beyond participation in this swim program
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Who teaches SCUBAswim2?
- Program taught by a certified SCUBAswim℠ instructor who is also a certified scuba diver (Rescue Diver at minimum)
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Does the instructor teach in the pool?
- Whether lessons are taught by your instructor from the pool deck or whether the instructor enters the pool is decided by your instructor. Ask your instructor before scheduling lessons
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How is SCUBAswim2 taught?
- Follows a structured lesson plan as a guideline and offers time for personal instruction for each participant (time permitting)
- Program taught without using dive gear (no BCD/BC, tank/cylinder, weight belt, regulator, etc.)
- Lessons can take place at your dive shop pool or your rented pool space at an aquatic center (with approval from the aquatic center management)

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SAMPLE BLOCK & LESSON PLAN:            
Example SCUBAswim2 schedule: Two 2-hour swim skills clinics (or 2-day workshop)


SCUBAswim2 Part A
00:00 Breath control basics, basic skills assessment
00:15 Surface buoyancy basics
00:30 Law of Levers, glides, horizontal to vertical & vice versa positions, body side rotation (rolling prone to supine and supine to prone)
00:45 Kicking efficiency basics (swimmer's flutter kick & frog kick)

00:55 Break
01:00 Treading water basics (sculling arm movement and frog kick)
01:15 Elementary backstroke (open water survival swim, can be used to swim to safety)
01:30 Personalized instruction, swim skill drills, optional: tread water for 5-minutes and Endurance 2A (100 meter lap swim, mask & fins optional)
01:45 Water safety topic: Chain of Drowning Prevention (inspired by the American Red Cross)
01:55 Q&A
02:00 End

SCUBAswim2 Part B
00:00 Breath control practice, skills review, new skills assessment

00:15 Surface survival swim (prone position, propelling the body forward through water, saving physical energy while attempting to move toward safety)
00:30 Law of Levers review, front crawl body roll essentials (to increase efficiency & reduce fatigue)
00:45 Kicking efficiency basics review, scissors kick introduced
00:55 Break

01:00 Treading review, scissors kick introduced (sculling arm movement with frog kick or scissors kick)
01:15 Underwater swimming essentials, swimming underwater and retrieving submerged objects with and without swim goggles (no dive masks)
01:30 Personalized instruction, optional: tread water for 10-minutes and Endurance 2B (continuous 200 meter lap swim, no mask or fins encouraged)
01:45 Water safety topics: Chain of Drowning Survival and Reach or Throw, Don't Go (inspired by the American Red Cross)
01:55 Q&A
02:00 End

* Water Safety topics introduced as appropriate or as requested
* Block plan & lesson plans above are examples - all group and private lessons are customized to meet participant needs
* SCUBAswim℠ IS A SWIM LESSON PROGRAM
* SCUBAswim℠ IS NOT A SCUBA CERTIFICATION COURSE​​
* Dive gear NOT USED during this swim lesson program
* We offer swim instruction only. Improved swim skills after participation in this program not guaranteed. Results depend on participant's efforts to improve.
* Medical clearance from your physician in order to participate in this program may be requested and required at any time)



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